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Cli. Think you, there was, or might be, sach a man As this I dreamt of ?
Del. Gentle madam, no.
Cle. You lye, up to the hearing of the geds.
Dol. Hear me, good madam :
Cle. I thank you, fir.
Cæs. Arise, you fall not kneel: [To Cle. raising ber. I pray you, rise; rise, Egypt,
Cle. Sir, the gods
lord I must obey.
Cæj. Take to you no hard thoughts :
Cle. Sole sir o'the world,
Been laden with like frailties, which before
Caf. Cleopatra, know,
Cle. And may, through all the world: 'tis yours; Your 'scutcheons, and your signs of conquest, Mall Hang in what place you pleale. Here, my good lord.
ces. You shall advise me in all for Cleopatra.
Clé. This is the brief of money, plate, and jewels, I am poffest of: 'tis exactly valu’d.; Not petty things omitted. Where's Seleucus:
Sel. Here, madam.
Cle. This is my treasurer ; let him speak, my lord,
Cle. What have I kept back ?
Caf. Nay, blum not, Cleopatra ; I approve
Cle. See, Cafar! O, behold, How pomp is follow'd ! mine will now be yours ; And, Mould we shift estates, yours would be mine. “ The ingratitude of this Seleucus does 16. Even make me wild :-O save, of no more trust • Than love chat's bir'd! What, go't thou back ?
“ thou shalt 6 Go back, I warrant thee ; but I'll catch thine eyes, “ Though they had wings : Slave foul-less villain, dog ! « O rarely bale!
[Flying at him.
u Cef. Good queen, let us intreat you. (Interpofing,
Cle. O Cafar, what a wounding fame is this; That thou vouchsafing here to visit me, Doing the honour of thy lordliness To one so mean, that mine own servant lould Pargel the sum of my disgraces by Addition of his envy! Say, good Cæfar, That I fome lady trifes have reserv'd, Immoment toys, things of such dignity. As we greet modern friends withal; and say, Some nabler token. I have kept apast For Livia and Ottavia, to induce Their mediation ; must I be unfolded Of one that I have bred i The gods ! It smites me Beneath the fall I have.-Prythee, go hence ; Or I fall shew the cinders of my spirits Through the ashes of my chance :-Wert thou a man, Thuu would'At have mercy on me. Gaf. Forbear, Seleucus.
[Exit Seleucus. Clé. Be it known, that we, the greatest, ase miftbought For things that others do ; and, when we fall, We answer athers' merits : in our name Are therefore to be pity’d.
Ck My master, and my lord, -
(Exeunt Cæfar, Dolabella, and Train. Cle. He words me, girls, he words me, that I hould Re noble to myself: But hark thee, Cbarmian.
Ird. Finish, good lady; the bright day is done,
Cle. Hye thee again :
[Exit Charmian. Cle. Dolabella?
Dol. Madam, as thereto sworn by your command,
Dol. I your servant.
Ira. The gods forbid !
Cle. Nay, "tis most certain, Iras: Saucy lictor's
Ira: o he good gods !
Ira. I'll never fee't'; for I am fwre, my nails Are stronger than mine eyes..
Cle. Why, that's the way "To fool their ppeparation, and to conquer Their' ... astür'd intents. Now, Charmian lite
Re-enter Charmian. Shew me, my women, like 899660:- Go fetch My best attires ;-lam again for Wydnus, Tó meet Mark Antony :-Sirrah, Iras, go.Now, noble Charmian, we'll dispatch indeed: And, when thou hat done this chare, I'll give the leave To play 'till dooms-day.--Bring our crown and alt
. [:Exit İras. Charmian falls to adjusting
Cleopatra's.drejs. Noife withir. Wherefore's this noise:?
Enter one of the Guard.
Reseriter Guard with a Clown.
Cle. Avoid, and leave him. Haft thou the pretty worm of Nilus there, 'That kills and pains not?
Clo. Truly, I have him: but I would not be the party
that should desire you to touch him, for his biting is immortal ; those, that do die of its do, feldom or
Cle. Remember'st thou any that have dy'd on't?
Clo. Very many, men and women too. I heard of one of them no longer than yesterday: a very
I ever recover.